Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, says the National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the establishment of two additional universities in the state.
According to NAN, the governor spoke on Tuesday at the public presentation of a book in honour of Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, vice-chancellor (VC) of the University of Lagos (UNILAG).
The book is titled: ‘Oluwatoyin Temitayo Ogundipe @60; Audacity of Resilience’.
Sanwo-Olu described the NUC’s decision as timely, adding that such will expand access to the teeming youth who crave higher education.
He added that the two existing universities in the state were not enough to accommodate the growing number of youths.
Sanwo-Olu said education remains the only potent weapon to eradicate poverty and breach all limitations.
He also disclosed that the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu would henceforth become the University of Science and Technology, while Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education would now merge with Michael Otedola College of Primary Education and upgraded as the University of Education.
Speaking on the book, the governor described the literary work as a must-read for current and aspiring leaders.
Sanwo-Olu said the book details how education, tenacity, and focus conquered limitations. He also lauded Ogundipe for his strides in UNILAG.
“For our young ones that are seated here, this book should inspire you to break all bounds and reach out to your goals in life. Do not allow what you face today to limit your aspiration in life,” he said.
The governor promised that the state government would acquire a lot of the books for its schools including the Lagos State University (LASU).
Martins Oloja, managing director/editor-in-chief of the Guardian newspaper, who reviewed the book, said the work is in five parts.
He added that it comprises 340 pages with 16 chapters.
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